Features

Drafting the perfect team

Minnehaha students and faculty alike are participating in one of the most popular activities in America, impacting the connections they make now and for years to come At this time of year in the Minnehaha hallways, it’s not the nervous discussion of upcoming tests that occupies the minds of students, …

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The mystery of the Golden Talon

Today, the second issue of The Talon was distributed. To accompany distribution, Talon staff members chose a single newspaper, rolled it up and tied it with golden ribbon. Staff members Forrest Ahrens, Lucas DiBlasi and Kenny Kiratli decided to hide the newspaper somewhere in the school to create a scavenger …

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New discoveries, familiar passions

First and Last: the second installment examines the exploration of new activities during freshman year and focus on main activities senior year. A calendar hangs in the entrance of the kitchen, its dated boxes overflowing with colorful handwriting. Practice times, meeting places and available drivers are mapped out for the …

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JJ after retirement

“No make-up, no rush, no hour one” “The minute I retired, the list was in my head, and I don’t know where it came from,” said former Minnehaha English teacher, Janet Johnson. Johnson explained that this list of “things she has to do to justify her existence as a retired …

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Breaking Bread

Bread, pasta, cake, cookies, are just a few foods gluten free students cannot eat. Food intolerances affect approximately 15 million Americans. Ranging from gluten to dairy to sugar to meat to nuts, adjustments and special precautions must be made to accommodate to these intolerances. At Minnehaha, gluten intolerances are the …

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The Miracle Worker: “Imitate now, understand later”

“Imitate now, understand later” Actors learn lessons from their roles in theater A door opens and desperate hands grope for something, anything to guide them. Their owner, a young girl, shuffles forward with a doll clutched to her chest. Another woman follows behind her, carrying a heavy suitcase, which slams …

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Cheng finds inspiration in engineering and music

“I built a custom airboat that’s basically a boat with no prop in the water. Instead, it has a fan above water with a rudder behind it that directs airflow. It tends to slide a bit too much on water but it’s perfect on hard packed snow!” exclaimed sophomore Alex …

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Homecoming traditions

Observing Minnehaha’s history through the annual return of alumni, commemeration of seniors and collection of events and activities that has brought the school community together for over half a century Although the origins of the homecoming traditions are not crystal clear, the University of Missouri claims the first homecoming. In …

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There’s a lot more to him than his height

Jason Wenschlag’s past experiences have formed him into the leader he is today Within walking distance of Lake Nokomis, directly off Minnehaha Parkway, 30th Avenue South, barely wide enough to fit parked cars, is lined with houses on either side. In front of the houses is an assortment of overhanging …

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